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The Vicious Nintendo Downward Spiral

Let’s face it, people buy Nintendo consoles for their first-party titles. Having a large library of characters to choose from and a very creative team of developers plus access to all of the hidden abilities of their consoles, it’s no surprise that Nintendo games often (though not always) turn out great. In the meantime, though, third-party developers run for the hills when it comes to making games for Nintendo. But is it really Nintendo’s fault that this is the case? It just might be that everyone, including gamers, have a little bit of responsibility in this regard. After all, there are multiple players in this world of gaming and, at the end of the day, everyone contributes to this vicious Nintendo downward spiral.

Colour Personal Computer – A Look at the New Amstrad CPC Fanzine

Do you remember the 8-bit videogaming heyday of the 1980s? Perhaps you also remember the neat little fanzines that were being produced at the time? While these fanzines were obviously not up to commercial standard–often photocopied black and white pages with very little in the way of images–they did convey a certain tone that was a welcome break from the glossy magazines on sale in the shops. Back in August 2016, James Ford ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce his very own fanzine covering the Amstrad CPC. As backers of the campaign, we have now been able to take a look at the first issue of Colour Personal Computer that was sent out this week.

Retro Gaming Sales Going Right Now (Multiplatform)

Retro gaming fans are often left out in the cold when it comes to sales. Not many companies are willing to lower the price of their digital re-releases lower than what is often an already low price. Sometimes, though, we see a few hit the market for a short period of time with a much lower price tag. We have cobbled together this list of retro gaming sales for our readers that want to play retro on modern hardware. If you know of any we missed, just let us know and we will add them.

Princess Maker 2 Retrospective

A troubled production and problems during release ensured we would not see this game in the U.S. until 2016. A game where you can have the potential to raise a godly or demonic child, it was fully translated when it was axed. But what exactly makes Princess Maker 2 so unique? What is it about raising a 10 year old as an 11 year hero (or older) that makes it so appealing? Why is it that after so long, they finally released Princess Marker 2 on Steam? The answer to that might just be that the game is fantastic and still holds true to this day.

Nintendo Could Not Be Selling Downloaded ROM

A recent article by Eurogamer.net has been making the rounds lately. The article tells the story of how Nintendo potentially downloaded a ROM from the web and used it for the Super Mario Bros. game on the Wii Virtual Console. But while this is a possibility, Nintendo could possibly have done this, it’s rather unlikely. Nintendo, after all, has stored all of their games in their large data banks and there is no reason to download a game they have emulated on almost every console that exists. By all means, Nintendo is simply using the same technology shared by ROMs and hence the similarities in the file data.

Border Blast 3 Blasts onto the Commodore 64

Prolific Commodore 64 coder Alf Yngve has released his latest SEUCK game with Border Blast 3. The game, which was developed with the popular coding software SEUCK (Shoot ‘Em Up Construction Kit), is the sequel to Border War and Border Blast 2, which were released in 1989 and 1992 respectively. Arriving 25 years after its predecessor, Border Blast 3 is also the latest entry into the SEUCK Game Creation Compo 2016.

The Top 5 Most Anticipated Games for Nintendo Switch

It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been getting a bit of negative publicity as of late. Once heralded as the new coming of Nintendo, it once again appears that the company forgot those aspects that did not work in the past. Yet, gamers can always count on one thing from Nintendo and that is epic first-party titles! However, while a lot of titles haven’t been announced for the Nintendo Switch, there are some games which only inspire hope for the hybrid console.

Last Legion UX – Fan Translation of Nintendo 64 Game Released in English

Last Legion UX is a third person action fighting game that was developed by Yuke’s and published by Hudson in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The game is a fighting game in the same vein as Virtual On, where players get to equip their mechs with different weapons, different combinations, and pit against each other in one-on-one fights. However, Last Legion US was only released in Japan and did not see a localized appearance anywhere else in the world, until now.

Street Fighter Fan Anime Short

New Street Fighter Animated Movie Work in Progress by Fan

Capcom is not known for taking things lightly when it comes to their games. That is why it is interesting that this fan project to create a new Street Fighter anime style movie is still going strong. This project is purportedly going to be about 20 minutes long so it falls in the category of “short film” on services such as YouTube. What you probably won’t believe is the quality level one guy has achieved so far. My question is, why not apply this level of expertise to a property of your own rather than risk getting a cease and desist letter from someone like Capcom? We will see if one comes or not.

Book Report: Downright Bizarre Games by Michael Thomasson

One of the most rewarding things about my job here at RGM is putting a game that has no business being in anyone’s library into the system, pressing power, and sharing the stupid with all of you. Over the years I’ve defiled my PlayStation with Hooters Road Trip and Simpsons Wrestling, subjected my PC to Trump Castle II and South Park, humiliated my Game Boy Color with Austin Powers: Oh, Behave!, and abused my Dreamcast with The Ring: Terror’s Realm. I’ve produced enough evidence of my own misdeeds to qualify for a restraining order with regards to almost every system I own, and I’m just getting started. But veteran games journalist Michael Thomasson makes me look like small potatoes with ‘Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games That Crossed the Line’, a portfolio of perversion and peculiarity published in 2016. Full disclosure: despite my attempts to humiliate and insult him in many of my columns, I received a hardcover copy of this book from Carl, inscribed by Mr. Thomasson, as a gift. Hmmmm…perhaps my New Year’s resolution should be to heap more shame and degradation on my boss this year instead of trying to drop that last stubborn 10 pounds?


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